Ashampoo HDD Control 3

Ashampoo HDD Control 3

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 37 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.40
  • Total Downloads:
    126,698
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 04, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (10-day trial); $29.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    17.18MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    72
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Ashampoo HDD Control 3 keeps tabs on your computer's hard drive, including solid-state drives, logical drives, and removable and network drives. It cleans and defragments drives, erases online tracks, securely deletes files, and even undeletes some files. It monitors power-on count, disk temperature, and other conditions and issues alerts at specified thresholds. It's compatible with S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology), Automatic Acoustic Management, and Advanced Power Management.

Pros

Tests: HDD Control 3 can run benchmarking tests, regular and extended S.M.A.R.T. tests, and disk surface tests.

SSD wizard: HDD Control 3's SSD optimization wizard tweaks everything from TRIM to disabling boot-time defragmentation.

Duplicate finder: The built-in Duplicate Finder is a great addition. The Disk Space Explorer, File Wiper, and Undeleter also earn their keep.

Cons

Layout options: The disk tabs are satisfactory, but we'd like the option of a more traditional list view, especially in shareware.

Not a disk or partition manager: While HDD Control 3 can analyze and maintain your disks, it isn't a partition manager or a total disk backup solution -- nor does it pretend to be.

Bottom Line

Ashampoo's HDD Control 3 doesn't reformat disks or move partitions, but it provides decent protection. We'd like to see customizable views, but that's a minor point. HDD Control 3 earns it keep by helping prevent catastrophic (and far more expensive) disk failure and data loss.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of Ashampoo HDD Control 3. The trial version is limited to 10 days.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"All that is necessary for health of disks!"

February 29, 2012  |  By AlexNormand

 |  Version: Ashampoo HDD Control 2.09

Pros

All plus, not yet minus...

Cons

Not yet see...

Summary

It is necessary to observe of disks!
Alex Frolov.

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5 stars

"Excelente programa para nuestro Disco Duro"

February 03, 2011  |  By JuanMtnezRivera

 |  Version: Ashampoo HDD Control 2.04

Pros

Una vez que lo instales ten la seguridad que el programa vigila constantemente que tu Disco duro este en las mejores condiciones de funcionameinto.

Cons

Nada que objetar

Summary

Se nota que el desarrollador es Ashampoo ya que siguen en la linea de robustez de sus programas en el caso de HDD Control 2.04 es intuitivo,rapido y eficaz.

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5 stars

"Gives a comprehensive summary of any connected disc."

January 11, 2011  |  By WURZELMOMUS

 |  Version: Ashampoo HDD Control 2.03

Pros

Apart from the main disks even deals with usb plug in units

Cons

Have not found any problems to date.

Summary

Easy installation and works in background with no great load on computer

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4 stars

"Very useful tool. Defrag works very well."

January 02, 2011  |  By jbassv5

 |  Version: Ashampoo HDD Control 2.03

Pros

Does adjustments hard to get to for most users.

Cons

Does not appear to be geared for laptops as most laptop drives will get constant warnings for temp.

Summary

Well worth the time, easy to use and understand.

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3 stars

"Newer Version Works with Seagate Hard Drives"

December 14, 2010  |  By JoeNmass

 |  Version: Ashampoo HDD Control 1.11

Pros

Works as it should on all hard drives except Seagate hard drives.

Cons

You have to get the new version of this program to work with Seagate hard drives.

Summary

I made a previous post about Ashampoo HDD Control not being compatible with Seagate hard drives. I contacted Ashampoo about this issue and I received a quick response from them. They were very helpful in making it right. The newer version is call "Ashampoo HDD Control 2", and they were nice enough to give me this version so I can test it out on my system. This newer version works correctly with my Seagate hard drive showing that the performance is now 100% perfect .

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3 stars

"Too many updates requiring payment of extra license fee"

December 13, 2010  |  By CorHersbach

 |  Version: Ashampoo HDD Control 2.01

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

Frequent updates that require additional license fee to be paid

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3 stars

"A lot more work needed if you have a Seagate drive."

December 12, 2010  |  By JoeNmass

 |  Version: Ashampoo HDD Control 2.01

Pros

Fast scans of your drive

Cons

Absolutely horrible if you have a Seagate drive. As noted by other posts it will state that even brand new Seagate drives perform poorly.

Summary

I really thought my hard drive was starting to go bad and I started to make plans on buying a new drive. Just the thought of redoing a new hard drive was driving me crazy thinking about reloading all my programs and setting my computer up to how I have it now. I am glad I found this post, the problem is not my hard drive but Ashampoo's HDD software.

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1 stars

"not bright"

November 30, 2010  |  By srgg01

 |  Version: Ashampoo HDD Control 2.01

Pros

hmmmmmmmmm

Cons

hmmmmmmmmm

Summary



Updated on Nov 30, 2010

Better get a Free Glary... is much more light and more helpfull... and Free!

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2 stars

"One of those ho-hum products,"

November 24, 2010  |  By Shezman

 |  Version: Ashampoo HDD Control 2.01

Pros

Not really any pro's to this

Cons

Resource hog, has to run on start-up, really doesn't do anything better than what most of the free programs of this type do, like Auslogics Boostspeed, Glary utilities, Moo0 , etc, your better off saving your money and using one of those programs.

Summary

Why pay for something that doesn't do anymore than a program you can get for free, bottom line here, is your paying for the name only, because it really doesn't do anything better than the anything else available.

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3 stars

"help to clean my pc"

October 06, 2010  |  By ramihajj77

 |  Version: Ashampoo HDD Control 1.11

Pros

helps to maintain the hard drive and ensure optimal performance.

Cons

slow in defragment

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.40
Version 3.0.40:
  • Improved hard disc recognition
  • Optimized system workload
  • Added new translations
  • Fixed possible performance issues
General
Publisher Ashampoo
Publisher web site http://www.ashampoo.com
Release Date December 04, 2014
Date Added December 04, 2014
Version 3.0.40
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 17.18MB
File Name ashampoo_hdd_control_3_18225.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 126,698
Downloads Last Week 72
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 10-day trial
Price $29.99

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